The winners of the Open categories of the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards have just been announced. Check out these 10 incredible photos, from nature and travel to portraits...
Gassing Up At Roy's (Ralph Gräf, Germany, 1st Place, Open, Travel)
Sunrise at Sea (Sergey Dibtsev, Russian Federation, 1st Place, Open, Still Life)
Halloween Protagonists (Constantinos Sofikitis, Greece, 1st Place, Open, Street Photography)
Flamingos Soul (Alessandra Meniconzi, Switzerland, 1st Place, Open, Wildlife)
Borderline (Hiroshi Tanita, Japan, 1st Place, Open, Nature)
Submerged Field (Camilo Diaz, Colombia, 1st Place, Open, Motion)
Mathilda (Alexander Vinogradov, Russian Federation, 1st Place, Open, Portraits)
Tai Chi (Jianguo Gong, China, 1st Place, National Awards)
Oculus (Tim Cornbill, United Kingdom, 1st Place, National Awards)
# 3 Hearth Lise Johansson (Lise Johansson, Denmark, 1st Place, Open, Enhanced)
The above photos are taken from the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards. Each winning photographer will now compete to win the Sony World Photography Awards’ Open Photographer of the Year title, a trip to the winners' awards ceremony in London in April and $5,000 US dollars in cash prizes. The overall winner will be announced on April 20, alongside the winners of the Professional competition.
The winners of the Open categories and the National Awards will all be shown at the Sony World Photography Awards & Martin Parr 2017 Exhibition at Somerset House, London which opens on the April 21 and runs until May 7. See www.worldphoto.org/2017exhibition for more details.